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Inuit people and their land
Inuit people and their land
Inuit people and their land
Inuit people and their land
Inuit people and their land
Inuit people and their land
Cultural trip to Greenland with an anthropologist in the Arctic spring
Accompanied by Francesc Bailon, an anthropologist specialized in Inuit culture, we will approach one of the most unique and fascinating peoples of the planet. During our trip we will live with the Inuit which means "human beings" and we will know some of the most important aspects of their culture, not to mention their land, wild and untouched, and which they call Kalaallit Nunaat. Accommodation in Inuit local houses, archaeological sites, visit the place where Inuit women committed suicide, travel by dogsled, the largest icebergs in the northern hemisphere, and so on.
The harmony that has the Inuit people between tradition and modernity, without changing the medium in which they live and survive, is one example that, currently and with environmental problems that we experience, can make us reflect on the possibilities still offered by nature to man.
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TRAVEL PROGRAM

Day 1
Flight to Copenhagen. Arrival and accommodation in hotel.

Day 2
Morning visit the permanent exhibition dedicated to Inuit culture in the National Museet. Afternoon free. Accommodation in hotel.

Day 3
Flight to Kangerlussuaq and Ilulissat. Ilullisat is the third largest city in Greenland. Ilulissat means icebergs in Greenlandic. Afternoon city tour. Private accommodation. Half board.

Day 4
Tour the archaeological site of Sermermiut, whose name means "people on the ice." He was one of the most important settlements in Greenland, with about 250 inhabitants and 20 houses. The site dates back to 1,400 BC In this settlement will see the Kaellingekloften, a cliff 35 meters deep, where in ancient times of hardship, older women committed suicide to prevent younger people go hungry. Visit also Seqinniarfik (Holms Bakke), where the inhabitants of Ilulissat will welcome the sun. Both sites are in the so-called Kangia (Ilulissat Icefjord), where the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier. After Antarctica, is the largest producing area of icebergs in the world. Annually produces about 20 cubic kilometers and 20 million tons per day of icebergs, that the total amount of water consumed in a year in New York. Back to Ilulissat. Private accommodation on half board.

Day 5
Ilimanaq boat trip. This village of 70 inhabitants, is about 30 km south of Ilulissat. Pass by the impressive Kangia, a maze of icebergs from the glacier Sermeq Kujalleq and constitutes a unique spectacle in the world. Ilimanaq in Greenland means "place of hope for the game" and it is a people who live entirely by hunting and fishing. Back to Ilulissat. Private accommodation on half board.

Day 6
Flight to Qaanaaq (Avanersuaq District - North of Greenland 600) is home to the Inughuit (Inuit group) which means "Great Men." They are the world's northernmost town, live in extreme conditions on the planet and are considered the best passenger polar history. Here we can see some of the old customs and traditional lifestyle of the Inuit. Arrival and accommodation in a house Komunnia of Qaanaaq. In the afternoon we will buy, along with hunters who go trekking, food for the sleigh ride.

Day 7
Load all the necessary equipment, food, fuel, etc. Departure area hunters with dog sledding. During these three days of travel, the food base be established by the Inuit diet, with the possibility of being able to hunt seals and caribou during the journey. Also enjoy the comfort of Inuit stores, all in direct contact with nature in the locality impressive. On this first day cruise we will go to the people Siorapaluk naturally inhabited the world's northernmost. Travel by sea ice through the Murchison Sund, bay at the entrance of the Firth of Qaanaaq. During the journey we find chaotic ice and icebergs trapped by ice. Arrival and accommodation in tupeq (Inughuit shop that built the sleds).

Day 8
Visit the village of Siorapaluk (75 people). A noon departure to Qeqertarssuaq, situated 65 km away. During the trip we will try to reach the open sea, a place rich in wildlife, where it is possible to find Inughuit hunting seals and walruses. Continue to Herbert Island where the people of Qeqertarssuaq. Tupeq arrival and accommodation.

Day 9
Visit the village of Qeqertarssuaq home to only 4 people. At noon return to Qaanaaq. Accommodation in a house Komunnia.

Day 10
Morning visit Qaanaaq museum located in the house where Peter Freuchen and Knud Rasmussen established a cooperative in which regulated the peering exchanges between the Inuit and the white man. In this museum we can see some different archaeological cultural stages, as well as one of the 6 meteorites that fell many years in the District of Avenersuaq. Also visit the cemetery where they buried some of the most important in the history of this District: Odaq who accompanied Robert Peary on the alleged conquest of the North Pole or the 4 Inuit deported to New York beside Minik to be studied by American anthropologists and whose tragic story is unlikely to be forgotten by the people of Qaanaaq. Finally, we will have the opportunity to see an ancient Inuit settlement located on the outskirts of town. Accommodation in a house Komunnia.

Day 11
Free day. One-stop shopping to the different craftsmen and artists Inughuit area offering a wide diversity of Inuit handicrafts, such as Tupilak, masks, ulu, etc. Alternatively you can also take a trip to the icebergs, and visit Inuit camps that are fishing on the ice pack. Accommodation in a house Komunnia.

Day 12
Flight to Ilulissat. Afternoon visit Ilulissat Museum located in the house where the great explorer Knud Rasmussen and basically dedicated to him and Jorgen Bronlund also browser. Against this museum is the church of Zion, built with the receipts from whaling between 1777-1779 by the residents of the area. The Hunting & Fishing Museum, dedicated to hunting and fishing Inuit traditional is another interesting places worth visiting. Private accommodation on half board.

Day 13
Oqaatsut boat trip. Located about 20 km north of Ilulissat. During the trip we will enjoy the coast of Disko Bay, and the sighting of icebergs that drift. Oqaatsut means cormorants named for the colony of birds inhabiting the nearest cliff. Today its 60 inhabitants are largely dependent on hunting and fishing, and it is a traditional and seal hunters and fishermen. Lunch and return to Ilulissat. Private accommodation and half board.

Day 14
Flight Kangerlussuaq - Copenhagen. Accommodation in hotel.

Day 15
Flight Copenhagen - home.

WARNING

- This trip is subject to change on the ground due to the changing ice conditions at this time of year, and also because of unpredictable weather, so the itinerary is for guidance only.
- Trip not recommended for people with back problems.

DATES

April 2017

PRICE

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

90 Days before

RESERVATION

30% of the trip price excluding flight tickets and air taxes.

MINIMUM GROUP

6 People

INCLUDED

- Inuit guides (1 per person).
- 1 Arctic World guide (Francesc Bailon).
- 3 Nights hotel in Copenhagen.
- 4 Nights in a Komunnia house in Qaanaaq.
- 5 Nights with half board in Ilulissat.
- 2 Meals in excursions to Ilimanaq and Sermermiut.
- Lunch at Oqaatsut.
- Excursions as detailed in the trip program.
- 3 Days of travel by dogsled.
- Museum entrance tickets.
- Specific polar equipment rental during the trip.
- Travel insurance.
- 1 Piece of baggage of 15 kilogrames as a personal luggage.

NOT INCLUDED

- Flight to Greenland and return.
- Air taxes.
- Meals in Copenhagen.
- Meals in airports, planes and transfers.
- Extra accommodation nights and extra meals in Copenhague, Ilulissat, Qaanaaq and airports because of delays due to weather conditions, strikes at airports and any other causes beyond Arctic World.
- Costs of air excess weight in personal baggage.

SUPPLEMENTS

NOTES

Group: 6 to 8 people.

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